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Postby Dr.DooM » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:21 am

I know he won't put up the same numbers as last year, but I went with him on pick#54 (round 5 on 13-team mixed league). I already picked Oswalt earlier but I did take Loaiza before Mulder and Zito. It was a close decision but I didn't like their declining stats as well as the depleted Oakland offense.
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:26 am

I was going to make a sarcastic response about how Loaiza could be the AL Cy-Young in 2004, but I am still in shock that you took him before Hudson (edit: I meant Zito) and Mulder. This will probably end up being one of your biggest mistakes of 2004.
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:32 am

I took him at the beginning of the eighth round. Everyone seems to tab him as this year's most overvalued guy. So much so that I think he's become undervalued in some drafts.
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Postby Dr.DooM » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:36 am

Hudson? If he was still available I would have taken him in heartbeat but someone else picked him up earlier in round 4. Did you mean Zito? Because I referred to Zito and Mulder in my earlier thread.
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Postby Jer19G » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:43 am

I think Loaiza will not be that bad this year. I think he will be a #3 fantasy starter. He will not be neerly as valuable as Zito or Mulder though.
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Postby mtarail » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:48 am

5th round is a little high IMO, and I would take Zito or Mulder before him too.

But what the hell do I know? We're all just guessing at this point, so good luck with Loiza. ;-D
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Postby The Cow » Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:05 am

I agree that Loaiza is sliding, I took him in round 11 pick #104. I think he will have a solid year, good #3 starter.
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:54 am

Dr.DooM wrote:Hudson? If he was still available I would have taken him in heartbeat but someone else picked him up earlier in round 4. Did you mean Zito? Because I referred to Zito and Mulder in my earlier thread.


My bad. Still though. Loaiza does not belong before any of Oakland's big three.
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Postby chicksdigdalongball » Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:20 am

I think that was a great pick.

FACT: Oakland has lost some pop and their pitching staff will not get thw W's they deserve

FACT: Loaiza added a split finger pitch to his ammo last year and nailed 20 wins and over 200K

FACT: Nailing 200K's means hitters were having a load of trouble hitting his stuff.

Assuming no injuries, IMO Loaiza will shine again and out perform Mulder and probably Zito. All bets are off when bringing Hudson into the picture, but it could happen.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:19 am

Anonymous wrote:I took him at the beginning of the eighth round. Everyone seems to tab him as this year's most overvalued guy. So much so that I think he's become undervalued in some drafts.


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I got him in the 11th round in the Cafe Challenge. People seem so intent on ignoring him that he squeeks by much later than he should.

I'm optimistic about him, and he's definately under-rated.
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